Mobile and Wireless: Android Tablets From Samsung, Acer, ZTE Dominate MWC 2012

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-02-28 Print this article Print
Huawei MediaPad 10FHD

Huawei MediaPad 10FHD

The world's first quad-core 10-inch tablet, this slim device boasts 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3-megapixel one on the front
BARCELONA, Spain - With Android-powered tablets, Amazon's low-cost Kindle Fire and other mobile devices hitting the market recently, consumers have a wide variety of tablet models to choose from. At the 2012 Mobile World Congress here, the show floor was overflowing with devices from the likes of Fujitsu, whose Arrows tablet showed off its waterproofing credentials by being displayed completely underwater, and Samsung, which is highlighting the sketching and note-taking features of its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. ZTE had three Long Term Evolution (LTE) tablets on display-the V6, V8 and V96-all with Qualcomm chips. Samsung's Note made the biggest (non-literal) splash, with attendees crowding around to try out the tablet's PC-like premium photo editing and drawing experiences, as well as the S Pen, which provides enhanced pressure sensitivity, accuracy and control when editing or writing. Details on ZTE's tablet devices were slim, but they're LTE-ready and running Android operating systems-the company is looking to boost market share with expanding tablet offerings.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at Before joining, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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